THANK You to the MCA

Discussion topics related exclusively to our annual gathering in Carlisle PA on June 2-4, 2006.
User avatar
Ray
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 4332
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2004 10:40 am
Location: CT, USA

THANK You to the MCA

Post by Ray » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:59 am

For a Fantastical Time at Carlisle this year. I didn't expect such a warm welcome, nor such a great group of people.

Sorry we had to leave saturday, i hope everything went well sat. night and sunday, and i hope everyone had a safe commute home.
-Ray
1985 Ford F150 - Tow Missile
1985 Merkur XR4Ti -#141 CP "Miss Daisy"
2005 Subaru LGT
http://www.cartct.com

User avatar
DPDISXR4Ti
Site Admin
Posts: 13452
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 11:40 pm
Location: New York

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:53 pm

You're welcome Ray. Good to meet you. Can I assume you'll be staying for the whole weekend next year??? :lol:
Brad

User avatar
Ray
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 4332
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2004 10:40 am
Location: CT, USA

Post by Ray » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:40 pm

Yeah, Brad. Sorry, we had prior obligations. Trust me, driving that car saturday night 350 miles into a nice rainstorm was not on my top 10 list of things to do. (my car kicked my ass). Next time i'm bringing a pillow to sit on, or doing the smart thing and trailoring...
-Ray
1985 Ford F150 - Tow Missile
1985 Merkur XR4Ti -#141 CP "Miss Daisy"
2005 Subaru LGT
http://www.cartct.com

User avatar
DPDISXR4Ti
Site Admin
Posts: 13452
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 11:40 pm
Location: New York

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:48 pm

I'm betting that your ride home was less of an ass-kicker than mine. My engine computer flaked out into default mode a few times. The most blatent failure occured on a steep hill climb and I blew two fire-balls out the rear as a result. Had Dan West been traveling any closer behind me, I might have lit his bumper on fire!
Brad

User avatar
wilky
Level 6
Level 6
Posts: 807
Joined: Sat May 24, 2003 9:17 pm
Location: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Post by wilky » Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:28 pm

Yup - I'm with Ray - many thanks MCA for all your efforts!!

Wilky
Seeking relationship with sexy lady Merkur owner (send pic of Merkur).

User avatar
merkurdriver
Level 8
Posts: 5926
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2003 4:29 pm
Location: Northeast Ohio
Contact:

Post by merkurdriver » Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:56 pm

Most useful "goodie bags" ever. Fender cover on and the wax, interior wipes, and key light battery already in good use within 48 hours.

User avatar
DPDISXR4Ti
Site Admin
Posts: 13452
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 11:40 pm
Location: New York

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:19 pm

merkurdriver wrote:Most useful "goodie bags" ever. Fender cover on and the wax, interior wipes, and key light battery already in good use within 48 hours.
About time we came up with some stuff that you didn't want to sell on eBay the following week, eh Mike!? :haha

You can thank Rob MacDonald for the fender cover - he found the vendor at last year's show and got the ball rolling. In the nicest way possible, I told Meguiar's that we didn't really have use for yet another batch of Quick Detailer. :P
Brad

jasonty
Level 6
Level 6
Posts: 825
Joined: Tue Jan 14, 2003 10:23 pm
Location: stephens city va
Contact:

Post by jasonty » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:45 pm

Thank You :lol:


DPDISXR4Ti wrote: In the nicest way possible, I told Meguiar's that we didn't really have use for yet another batch of Quick Detailer. :P
jason yancey
stephens city va
87XR-88XR
NOVAMOG



"as long as you keep picking on me I will tend to mad post about me getting mad......"

User avatar
AnHonestCitizen
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 407
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2003 4:52 pm
Location: Washington D.C.

Post by AnHonestCitizen » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:51 pm

I second what Jason said. I got a shelf full of that stuff from all my past Carlisles. Never used them. Open up one of those old bags and moths will fly out.

User avatar
DPDISXR4Ti
Site Admin
Posts: 13452
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 11:40 pm
Location: New York

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:02 am

AnHonestCitizen wrote:I second what Jason said. I got a shelf full of that stuff from all my past Carlisles. Never used them. Open up one of those old bags and moths will fly out.
Saul actually found that Quick Detailer works well on granite counter-top. I was going to try it out as a mouthwash if they gave us another batch! :haha
Brad

User avatar
Ray
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 4332
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2004 10:40 am
Location: CT, USA

Post by Ray » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:29 am

quik detailer's best application is in claybarring.


Mike, how do you get the battery out of the key? i got the piece off (press the merkur badge) but how do you crack that shell?
-Ray
1985 Ford F150 - Tow Missile
1985 Merkur XR4Ti -#141 CP "Miss Daisy"
2005 Subaru LGT
http://www.cartct.com

User avatar
dedwards
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 138
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2003 12:05 pm
Location: Simpsonville, SC

Post by dedwards » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:21 am

Many thanks to MCA leadership for another super Carlisle event & weekend. It was great seeing friends again and also meeting new ones. We (Roberta & I) were taken back by receiving the Club restoration award for our 88 XR. This recognition by our fellow Merkur enthusiasts will always be special.

I too would like to offer thanks for the goodie bag this year. The fender mats came in handy for protective cover in our 88 XR since I'd bought a dual exhaust, Cat-back Borla system off of Brad. It was especially nice to see some different offerings and the absence of Quik Detailer! My current inventory of Quik Detailer should last me through Carlisle 2015!

Roberta & I made it home (SC) w/o incident. The 88 XR ran flawlessly and seemed to operate much better in the 80-85 mph range! (It just won't run 55-60!) Ended up covering 550 miles in just under 7 hrs, averaging 24 mpg. Even partnered up with a Porsche 944 right after we crossed into VA and ran around 100 for about 30 minutes. That was fun!!!!!!!!

Looking forward to next year and possibly bringing my low mileage (70k) 89 XR.

Roberta & I also found a Bronco (79, I think) for sale that had just undergone a full resoration beginning in April this year. Had a 4.6 liter Mustang motor under the hood. Turns out the custom shop that did the work is only 40 miles from me! I've got an itch and just may have to scratch it! (One can never have enough toys!)

Later,
Dennis E.
86 XR4Ti, 81k, C3, Diamond White
88 XR4Ti, 125k, T9, Sand Gold Metallic (SOLD)
89 XR4Ti, 74k, C3, Diamond White (SOLD)

User avatar
anglin
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 2443
Joined: Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:20 pm
Location: Hartford, CT
Contact:

Post by anglin » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:32 am

I'm sending a big thank you to anybody who had any involvement in making the whole picture work. It takes a lot of time to arrange all the details and to pull everything together. Thanks for making it work!

User avatar
Merkur
Moderator
Posts: 565
Joined: Mon Jan 06, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Bergen County, NJ, USA
Contact:

Post by Merkur » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:11 am

You're welcome Chris and all. Eleven years of these shows - amazing.

In 1996, my XR was six years old and the 6 year/60,000 warranty had just expired. It had been in and out of the dealer during those six years and much as I liked the car, it was not the most reliable and I was ready to get rid of it. Carlisle 1996 changed all that. Being among other Merkur owners, experiencing the same problems and sharing performance improvements and tips was amazing. In the following year, I had fixed myself 2 or 3 niggling problems the dealer had been unable to address.

Merkurs at Carlisle just gets better. It is a lot of hard work, but overall it's enjoyable and meeting up with friends again is always a highlight. There just isn't enough time to do it!

Thanks everyone for making this year's Carlisle a resounding success.

Paul
Paul "the Brit" West
Oakland, NJ

Colin
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 3395
Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 1:35 am
Location: Minnesota
Contact:

Post by Colin » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:52 am

Many thanks to the MCA directors for organizing the weekend's events! I had a great time... definitely coming back next year. :)

Colin
Colin Doyle
'89 Scorpio | Volvo B234F head | Holset HX35 | Megasquirt | T5 | 8.8 IRS | mc²racing suspension
File to fit, paint to match.

Locked